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Students showcase their love for literacy

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The Literacy Showcase event was a fantastic, fun evening with performances showcasing our students' work.  There was a fun book quiz which had teams playing for prizes - include a box set of books and Nandos gift vouchers.  Even the refreshments were literary themed - with some fantastic Alice in Wonderland treats.…

PSA Blog: Irk Valley Primary School reading scheme

    • Irk Valley Peer Reading
Each week we have some very special guests in the academy – Year 5 pupils from Irk Valley Primary School. 12 academy students from Years 7-11 volunteered to take part in peer reading with the Irk Valley pupils. It’s a pleasure to have the younger pupils in the academy, and our…

Year 10 coaching Year 7 in TextNow project

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Here at the academy, we’ve just finished our 10 week run of one of our new literacy initiative. ‘TextNow’ involves Year 7 students improving and increasing their reading skills and abilities through a daily session of intensive, coached reading. But what makes the scheme so special is that our Year 10…

Year 7’s show commitment to raising levels of attainment

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Year 7 students have given up their weekends to show their ambition to reach and exceed their target level in English. Students have committed to participating in literacy activities to improve their literacy skills in a small group intervention programme. Students have worked with staff to produce some fantastic work, whilst…

Year 12 work with Year 7 on Peer Reading Scheme

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This term has witnessed the exciting start of our new Peer Reading Scheme. This has involved eight students from Year 12 coaching eight of our Year 7 students. The Year 12 coaches involved have been selected for their outstanding attitude towards their own learning and the learning of others. Their…